The 2013 Australian Dietary Guidelines and 2012 Infant Feeding Guidelines have been released by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. These Dietary Guidelines apply to all people from six months of age through to 70 years. They do not however, apply to individuals with chronic health issues including diabetes and obesity, or for the frail and elderly. They provide recommendations about the amount and kinds of foods that we need to eat for health and well being.
In addition, there are resources for both health professionals and consumers for guiding healthy food choices to encourage the consumption of a healthy diet based on life stage, gender, body size and physical activity level. Both the guidelines and their accompanying resources are available on the Eat for Health website:
- a new Australian Guide to Healthy Eating (AGTHE) plate which shows the proportion of our diet that should come from each of the five food groups each day;
- an educators guide and consumer booklet;
- serve size information available for all age groups from 6 months of age;
- interactive tools on the Eat for Health website for both children and adults, and consumer information on how to apply the guidelines into every day eating, meal plans, as well as tips and information; and
- pamphlets for infants, children, or adults as well as posters.
Personal Training Academy offers extensive nutritional education for personal trainers in our Certificates III & IV programs.